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Obiano repositions judiciary in fight against criminals

This is in addition to completed and soon-to-be allocated Judges Quarters, ongoing work at the construction of new judiciary complex at Millennium City and already…

This is in addition to completed and soon-to-be allocated Judges Quarters, ongoing work at the construction of new judiciary complex at Millennium City and already awarded contracts for three ultra-modern High Courts to be sited at Ekwulobia, Ihiala and Aguleri, and 14 Magistrate courts spread across the State.
Governor Obiano, while commissioning the newly-constructed court building, stated that in addition to improving facilities in various courts, his administration was promoting the general welfare of judges, magistrates and other judicial personnel.
He disclosed that his administration was empowering and repositioning the judiciary to promote greater efficiency.
The President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Samuel Okoye said over N16 million was spent on the structure, which he said was part of infrastructural transformation agenda for Customary courts in the state and was fully sponsored by the State government.
Justice Okoye also thanked the governor for the 36 vehicles provided to Presidents of the Customary courts and Deputy Chief Registrars, increase of salaries of all support staff and addition of Guard allowances to the Court Presidents, among other welfare packages.
He requested, inter alia, the use of Customary courts in the Internally-Generated Revenue cases and creation of more Customary courts.

The Chairman, Nnewi South Local Government Council, Chief Ossy Iyiegbu, recounted the numerous achievements of the governor in the area and noted that the new structure would enhance efficiency in the judicial process.
A Community Leader, Chief Chidi Anyaegbu thanked the governor for actualizing the project and restoring smiles to the faces of the people through his various development projects.
In his reaction, the Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Council, Chief Victor Agolue noted that the governor’s various youth empowerment programmes would reduce crime and anti-social activities which would lessen the burden on various courts.
Also speaking, a former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, and a native of the area, Chief Mike Umeh said the new building would aid quick dispensation of justice and extolled the governor for his focused administration.

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